Meet the Team

Sabine Margarson

Sabine Margarson

Project Director and Trustee

Sabine is a qualified physiotherapist who has worked in the National Health Service for over 20 years. Sabine has personal family experience of dementia and has first-hand knowledge of the much-needed services, support and information required to help families and those individuals with dementia to live well throughout their journey of living with dementia. More recently Sabine has been involved in event management and project fundraising for charity groups including; volunteering with the NSPCC and St Wilfrid’s Hospice before joining Dementia Support in 2013. Sabine is a Dementia Friends Champion and has provided Dementia Friends sessions at several local businesses. An active member of the steering group for the Chichester and Bognor Dementia Action Alliance, Sabine lives in the Chichester area with her family and enjoys the opera, tennis, running and cake!

“Dementia Support is intended as a full-service dementia support hub, bringing local organisations together under one roof. In 2016, the Dementia Support Hub really came alive, with a pilot of the NHS Memory Assessment Service clinics and partner meetings and support groups taking place from the Dementia Hub. We ran a pilot programme of social activity sessions, allowing us to engage with people living with dementia and their carers and continue to integrate feedback received from these groups, to shape our activities and services available at the Hub moving forward. We’ve also really worked on developing partnership working, including; Coastal West Sussex Mind, the Alzheimer’s Society, West Sussex County Council, Chichester District Council, Sussex Partnership Foundation, St Wilfred’s Hospice, Crossroads Care, Carers’ Support.”

Rebecca Stotesbury

Rebecca Stotesbury

Head of Major Donor Fundraising

Becky holds over 10 years professional experience in fundraising and volunteer management including; major gift, trust, corporate, membership, event and community fundraising, both in the UK and in Brazil.  Becky has recent knowledge of fundraising for the education sector and for international projects most recently successfully achieving £2.4m Engineering Centre Appeal. She enjoys gluten-free baking with her daughter.

Nicki Clarke

Nicki Clarke

Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Nicki came down to Chichester to study History at the University in 2004 and has stayed in the area ever since.  After graduating she worked for the Army in a Military Museum and then the publishers Wiley Blackwell in Chichester. 

Nicki became interested in the charity sector following the sudden death of her father whilst she was at university.  She trained and volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for the charity: Cruse Bereavement Care.  It was a role she found greatly rewarding, especially when working with children and young people who had been bereaved.

She also took on the voluntary role of Publicity Co-ordinator for the West Sussex Area of Cruse, and subsequently chose to pursue a career in the charity sector, and in 2012 joined local charity – the Aldingbourne Trust, as a Marketing Assistant. In her role she worked to promote independent living for adults with learning disabilities and the charity’s New Building Appeal.

In January 2017 Nicki joined Dementia Support, and is looking forward to getting those doors open at the Hub so this new, exciting charity can provide the much needed dementia services for local people.

In her home life, Nicki is a keen baker, a royal history enthusiast and walker.